Lower Back Support for Low Back Pain
Considering that millions of people suffer from back pain every year, most of which is concentrated in the lower back, it's no surprise that low back pain braces are a hit in the orthotics space. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of Americans will experience a back injury or pain at some point in their lives, according to the MD article citing Ronald J. Sisneski, MD.
Low back pain is not a condition, but a symptom, and in most cases it can usually be eliminated or at least controlled with the help of a lumbar support brace. ZSZBACE offers a variety of lumbar braces for various conditions and injuries that can cause low back pain.
Lumbar disc degeneration and disc herniation
The waist and spine of the body support the weight of the entire upper body and are under a lot of pressure. Over time, this can cause the protective cushioning discs of the spine to wear down, as with arthritis, or they can be injured, cracked, or bulged.
Treatment for a herniated or degenerated disc includes taking anti-inflammatory drugs, applying ice and heat to the lower back, massaging the area, physical therapy, and using a lumbar support like our lumbar support belt for chronic pain or a post-spinal stenosis brace.
These low-back braces support and stabilize the back to reduce stress on the spine. Both low back supports feature lightweight, breathable materials and a low profile design so they can easily be worn under clothing.
Spinal Stenosis Back Brace comes with a gel pack for heat or ice therapy. It has rigid inserts so you can get the ultimate support with this adjustable back support.
The lumbar back support straps feature moisture-wicking and odor-absorbing fabrics, making them ideal for active individuals.
Unfortunately, conservative treatments are not always effective, so surgery may be needed to relieve low back pain caused by the disc in question. In this case, a post-operative back brace like this integrated lumbosacral orthosis may be required. The stand features a unique pulley system that makes it easy to wear and adjust as needed.
Low back support for sciatica
A degenerated or herniated disc can also put pressure on the sciatic nerve in the spine, which can cause severe pain that can radiate to the buttocks and legs. This condition is called sciatica.
Sciatica from a pinched nerve in the lower back or a herniated disc
There are several back braces for low back pain originating from the sciatic nerve. The anatomically contoured, adjustable back brace supports the back without restricting a person's mobility, while the elastic back brace can be easily worn under clothing thanks to its low profile design and lightweight, breathable material. Low back braces are versatile and can be used in many other situations or situations, from back strains to degenerative joint disease to poor posture to post-operative recovery.
Lower back brace for spondylolisthesis
Another condition that can cause sciatica and be a problem in itself is spondylolisthesis. This is when a bone in the spine slips out of position and onto the bone below it.
Spondylolisthesis may be present at birth, or it may develop over time as the cushion between the vertebrae degrades and loses water, leaving them unable to withstand the pressure on the bones of the spine. Spondylolisthesis can also occur if many stress fractures of the spine weaken it so severely that the vertebra slips.
Spondylolisthesis due to lumbar spondylolisthesis
Treatment for spondylolisthesis depends on the age and health of the individual and the amount of slippage. Most cases can be treated conservatively by suspending activities that put pressure on the spine and, in some cases, using lumbar support.
NSAIDs can also help reduce any associated spinal inflammation or pain. Stabilization-focused physical therapy can help reduce stress on the spine by improving strength and flexibility in the back and core muscles.
In some cases, stronger medications or steroid injections may be required. If these fail or the condition worsens over time, surgery may be considered.
Back Support SI Joint Pain
Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is another condition due to cartilage erosion, unusual gait, inflammation or hormonal changes, and weight gain during pregnancy. Generally, this type of pain is centered in the lower back, But it can radiate through the buttocks, groin, thigh, or pelvis, originating from the sacroiliac joints that are over- or under-mobilized due to the above. (See SI joint pain symptoms and causes for more.)
This discomfort can usually be eliminated by wearing a lumbar support to stabilize this part of the spine. The sacroiliac joint brace is specially designed to consider SI joint dysfunction. They are lightweight, breathable and easy to adjust compression thanks to the pulley system.
Other ways to treat SI joint pain include engaging in exercises that strengthen the back muscles to stabilize the SI joint on their own. In some cases, injections may be needed to relieve SI joint pain. And, of course, when SI joint pain is a symptom of some treatable underlying condition, SI joint pain treatment will involve addressing whatever is causing the discomfort.
Treatment of spinal stenosis with lumbar stent
Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the canal through which the spine passes, resulting in compression of the spine. This can happen anywhere in the spine, but lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in the lower back is one of the more common. This narrowing of the canal can occur due to aging, a herniated disc, or a tumor. In rare cases, it is congenital.
Pressure on the spine can cause lower back pain and strange sensations in the thighs, feet, or buttocks. It can also cause a person to lose control of their bladder or bowels.
There are medicines and injections to treat this condition. Physical therapy to improve core strength can also help reduce spinal stenosis pain while using lumbar support.
Relieves low back pain by transferring pressure on the lumbar discs to the abdomen of the body. This lightweight, breathable low back pain brace features anatomically contoured inserts and a gel pack for hot or cold treatment of the lower back.
Surgery may be performed if conservative treatment is unsuccessful.
lumbar support scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition in which a person's spine curves to one side, so an X-ray shows the spine in an "S" or "C" shape. While scoliosis can be a secondary symptom of some other disorders, usually neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy or spinal injuries, in most cases the cause is unknown. It most commonly occurs during a growth spurt in prepubertal children.
The curve pattern of scoliosis and how braces can help fix it
Treatment for this condition depends on the maturity of the bones and the degree of curvature of the spine. Supporting the spine during the day and night can help prevent scoliosis from getting worse, or in severe cases, it can help straighten the spine. Physical and occupational therapy can help treat scoliosis.
This scoliosis back brace supports your upper and lower back. Its design allows for air circulation and it consists of a lightweight plush lining. This spine support brace is not one, but two pulley system that allows easy adjustment of the upper and lower parts of the brace.
Surgery is usually considered if the curve is greater than 45 to 50 degrees, as this indicates a higher likelihood of progression of the curve. Surgery may also be considered if the curve interferes with sitting or nursing, is unacceptable for adults, or interferes with bodily functions such as breathing.
Sprains and strains and lumbar support
As mentioned earlier, the back is under a lot of pressure because it supports the upper body. Combined with the stress it goes through, we also rely on it for activities like weightlifting. Not surprisingly, this can sometimes overwhelm the ligaments and muscles in the back, and strains or sprains can occur.
Moderate rest is often the best treatment for a sprain or strain. Ice or heat therapy, massage, and stretching can also help relieve low back pain caused by soft tissue sprains and strains. Muscle relaxants and pain relievers can also help. Lumbar support can take some of the pressure off your back and allow the injured tissue to heal.
Lumbar support for spinal fractures
Spinal fractures often require a lot of force. Therefore, this injury sometimes occurs in the context of a car accident, or after a person has fallen hard on the butt or head. In some cases, an underlying disease that compromises the strength of the vertebrae can eventually lead to a lumbar fracture of the spine. The severity of this injury and its symptoms depend on the type and location of the damage.
In some cases, spinal fractures can be repaired by wearing a lumbar support back brace or cast and gradually increasing exercise over the course of weeks to months. In other cases, surgery is required, followed by a recovery period, which may include time in a brace.
ZSZBACE offers a number of mobility limiting and postoperative low back support products that can help a person heal from a low back fracture. This sports harness is a great option for athletes who are slowly returning to play after an injury without sacrificing their ability to perform daily activities.